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Velez, Shorts named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for Point Park U. women's soccer

Dec. 9, 2011



                    Liz Velez                                                              Karly Shorts


PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University women's soccer players Liz Velez and Karly Shorts have been named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athletes.

To be eligible for the honor, NAIA Scholar-Athletes must be a junior or senior with at least a 3.5 GPA. Velez earned the honor for the second year in a row while Shorts received the award in the first year that she was eligible.

Velez is a senior goalkeeper from McKean, Pa., and a product of General McLane High School. She owns a team-high 3.97 GPA in secondary English education. She played in 10 games in 2011 with five starts and a goals-against average of 2.31.

Shorts is a junior defender from Hollsopple, Pa., and a graduate of North Star High School. She has a 3.71 GPA as a psychology major. Shorts appeared in 13 games this year with six coming as starts. She totaled two assists and two points.